How Can You Change a Law?

Question by Emo Girl: How can you change a law?
My uncle died this summer and it was from mixing two drugs he shouldn’t of. He wanted to get into rehabs really bad but there is only a 72 hour holding period. As soon as that time was up he felt like he needed the drugs a lot so he signed himself out. I want to change that in Missouri and I have the support of some clubs and faculty members at my school. I would like to change it to be where if at least 3 family members signed the person in and they had a history medically of an addiction and doctor’s refusing to treat them then at least they can make the holding period longer.
Is this possible? Any suggestions?

Best answer:

Answer by cyanne2ak
It is possible to change, but very unlikely. You need to contact your local politicians and get THEIR support. You also need to contact your area’s state legislators and representatives. They can help you.

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2 Responses to How Can You Change a Law?

  • ItsJustMe says:

    1. Go to the local district offices of both your US Senators and your Congressman. Meet with their staff people and make your case. Also, meet with staffers from your State Senate/House of Representatives.
    2. Get letters from the clubs and faculty members that support you. Also try to get letters from organizations like rehab centers, hospitals, AA, Alanon, etc… and bring them with you to meet with the staffers of the Senators and Congressman.
    3. Ask the Senators and Congressman to propose legislation doing what you want it to do (on a state and national level).

    Good luck! People really do accomplish things like this, and your cause is certainly worthwhile. I am sorry for your loss, but in taking action, you could make your Uncle’s death help others.

  • no one says:

    You cannot, but you can write to someone who can. Your senator par exemple.

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